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Twitter Diplomacy: State Department 2.0

Diplomacy in the age of social media is transforming the way ambassadors do their jobs. From tweets to Facebook posts, the State Department is encouraging ambassadors to get their messages out in new and different ways.
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Pakistan's Military Unveils iPad Copy PACPAD

Pakistani workers at an Air Force factory are making a low-budget tablet computer. With Pakistani engineering and Chinese hardware, they make their version of Apple's iPad. The copy is the PACPAD.
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Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps

Twitter is supposed to have turned the world into a global village. But new research shows that our Twitter ties are considerably more parochial than most of us imagine. People no longer define their communities by where they live but by common interests.
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Tech Pioneer Channels Hard Lessons Into Silicon Valley Success

Jen-Hsun Huang's education in the rough environment of eastern Kentucky helped make him a tough player in the tech industry. Now Nvidia, the company he co-founded, makes powerful graphics chips that bring realistic games and movie effects to screens small and large.
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Our Media, Ourselves: Are We Headed For A Matrix?

We're streaming our video, downloading our books and doing away with the hard copies that used to help communicate our personalities to one another. Bob Mondello points to a surprisingly early vision of that kind of digital future — and asks what's behind the worry it expresses.
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The New Running Game Where 'Zombies' Chase You

There are many running apps out there but none are quite like the new iPhone app "Zombies, RUN!" In addition to escaping hungry zombies, the app challenges the runner to collect supplies and accomplish objectives, all in a post-apocalyptic world.

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